OAA 6th Grade Reading Prep

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Comparison between two very unlike things using the words "like" or "as".

Context Clues

Hints in the text that can help you figure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word or prase in your reading

Main Character

The central character the story revolves around.


The narrator is one of the characters in the story and the reader sees the story through the chracter's eyes.

"to more or travel"

The root "migr" means this

"to sleep"

The root "dorm" means this.

"to write"

The root "scribe" means this.


The root "sol" means this.

"wheel or circular"

The root "cyclo" means this.


The prefix bi- means this.

"before or in front of"

The prefix pre- means this

"back or again"

The prefix re- means this.

"not or without"

The prefix non- means this.


narrator is outside the action and refers to characters as he or she


The problem that occursin a story, usually between characters or within one character.


The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage.


a situation or statement in which the actual outcome or meaning is opposite to what was expected.


When a character's personality is shown through the use of action, dialogue, thought or commentary.


something that stands for or represents something else


a word that means the opposite of another word


A word that means the same as another word


a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as

Author's Purpose

the reason an author writes, such as to entertain, inform, or persuade.


a central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work


A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

Main Idea

What a piece of writing is mostly about.


interrupting the story with events from the past


What is the root word of "unreadable"

-ance (state or quality of being)

What is the suffix of "resistance"?


to describe the main idea and important details of a passage using your own words


logical conclusion based on observations


an event that brings about other events; the reason something happens


Something that is proven to be true

Compare and Contrast

Study the similarities and differences between things.


The time and place in which a story takes place


the overall message of the story.


the structure of events in a story, usually including rising action, climax, and resolution


type or category of literary work (e.g., poetry, essay, short story, novel, drama)


the perspective from which a story is told (first person, third person)


Words that have the same spelling, but different meanings.


a personal view or belief


the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

Internal Conflict

a problem or struggle within a character; person vs. self


suggested or implied meaning of an expression or word

Falling Action

The events after the climax which close the story.


a story that is not true or is made up


A guess about what will happen next

Minor Characters

Characters that play minor parts in the story


The most exciting point in the story


End of the story where loose ends are tied up


People for whom a text is written; the intended readers

Chronological order

(Time Order) Events are arranged in the order in which they happened


conversation between characters

Literal Meaning

When the words mean exactly what they say


To try and influence someone to think or act in a certain way

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